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The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will open its production of the musical comedy “Company” on Friday at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets in Parkersburg. The show dates are Friday, Saturday, April 28-30 and May 5-6.

‘Company’ comes to Actors Guild of Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present the comedy musical “Company” for the next three weekends at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets. The show dates are 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, April 28-29 and May 5-6. An afternoon matinee will be presented at 2:30 ...

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Caroline Clay, at left, a tour director with Missoula Children’s Theatre, works with a group of local students on the Smoot Theatre stage in preparation for two performances of the show “Peter and Wendy” on Saturday.

Smoot Theatre to host ‘Peter and Wendy’

PARKERSBURG — Area children are working and rehearsing each evening this week to learn dialogue and scenes as they prepare to put on a play Saturday at the Smoot Theatre. The Missoula Children’s Theatre program has returned to the Smoot Theatre, giving local children a chance to learn and ...

“Terrier 2” acrylic on gallery block by Andrea Jonas Munchmeyer of Florida

Exhibit features Parkersburg High School alumni work

PARKERSBURG — A new exhibit opening Saturday at the Parkersburg Art Center features works from 70 Parkersburg High School alumni artists from around the country. Organized and curated by retired PHS art teacher Ken Gilbert, the exhibit is titled “PHS: Centennial Celebration of Art.” ...

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Christian music concert to be held at Blennerhassett Middle School

PARKERSBURG — A “festive Christian music celebration” will be provided by JJ Weeks Band with special guest Melody Joy on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Blennerhassett School Auditorium, 448 Jewell Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are available locally at Christian Supply, Parkersburg, and ...

There’s still time to join Mid-Ohio Valley Easter egg hunts

PARKERSBURG — A number of Easter activities are planned for the third weekend in April. Some of the events include: * In Parkersburg, First Assembly of God will hold a Community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church at 139 Hill Ave. off Marrtown Road in south Parkersburg. The ...

Spring jazz concert slated at Marietta College

MARIETTA — Marietta College’s Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music is conducting its annual Spring Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public; however, a freewill donation will be taken during the concert. The ...

Smoot Theatre to hold children’s theater auditions

PARKERSBURG — For the 19th consecutive year, the Smoot Theatre will be holding auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Peter and Wendy” 4:15 p.m. Monday at the theater. Auditions are open to children grades K-12, who should arrive at 15 minutes early and plan to ...

Stuart’s Opera House to host free evening of music

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House will host a free evening of music and conversation with Bob Boilen of NPR Music featuring performances by John Paul White (formerly of The Civil Wars), Adam Torres and My Bubba at 8 p.m. Friday in Nelsonville. Stuart’s Opera House has worked with ...

Easter activities slated throughout Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — A variety of Easter activities are planned in the local area over the first three weekends in April. Some of those events will include: * Belpre Heights United Methodist Church will hold its free Easter Bunny Breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church at 720 Clement Ave. ...

Washington State Community College to host Julio Ribeiro Alves performance

MARIETTA — The Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series at Washington State Community College, in collaboration with the Schwendeman Agency Inc. and the Marietta Community Foundation, announces an upcoming presentation of “Spring Tales: An Evening of Guitar Music” with Julio Ribeiro ...

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The Steve Sisson art exhibit may be viewed at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., downtown Parkersburg, during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown Parkersburg WesBanco displaying Steve Sisson art

PARKERSBURG — The Steve Sisson art exhibit may be viewed at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., through the month of April. The exhibit is open during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sisson is an artist who works in mediums of ...

Chocolate festival, quilt show on tap in Ripley

RIPLEY — Ripley will host several events this weekend. Ripley’s 10th annual West Virginia Chocolate Festival will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Elementary School on Second Avenue adjacent to Ripley City Park. More than two dozen chocolate vendors are anticipated to attend. ...

Mid-Ohio Valley students to display artwork

MARIETTA — Fort Frye High School senior Mary Kate McElroy calls her pen and ink, fine-point Sharpie piece “Monotony” because, in her words, it is the most boring piece she’s ever done. For anyone else, the piece might be considered a technical masterpiece. “Something like this is ...

Smoot Spring Sing slated

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre will offer its annual Smoot Spring Sing at 4 p.m. Saturday at the theater at 213 Fifth St. The concert is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Smoot Theatre Children’s Chorus and is for area young singers who have received invitations from ...

Easter activities slated throughout Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — Several Easter activities are planned for the first weekend in April. Some of those events are: * The 8th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade will be 2 p.m. April 1 on Market Street in downtown Parkersburg. This year’s parade theme will be “Decorate Your Hats for ...

Mermaid Masquerade fundraiser benefits Friedreich’s Ataxia research

VIENNA — The Anna’s Army Mermaid Masquerade will be Saturday at Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna with the goal of raising funds to find a cure for Friedreich’s Ataxia. This year’s theme is “You Don’t Have to Walk to Be Beautiful, Just Ask the Mermaids.” The cost is $25 ...

Empty Bowls Luncheon set for Saturday

MARIETTA — The 16th annual Empty Bowls Luncheon will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 501 Fourth St. in Marietta. This is a new location for the event. Twenty-one restaurants and over 20 potters and three art classes are making bowls for the event. Last year $6,000 ...

Connie Smith to perform at Ohio Valley Opry

McCONNELSVILLE, Ohio — Nashville recording artist Connie Smith will make her third trip to the Ohio Valley Opry in McConnelsville with two shows at 4 and 8 p.m. April 15. Tickets are $25, $20 and $15 and can be purchased by calling 740/525/9218. For more information, log onto ...

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The eighth annual New Era Kite Fest will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Mineral Wells Elementary School on West Virginia 14 in Mineral Wells. Below, Samantha Lucas of Parkersburg works to get her kite aloft during the festival.

New Era Kite Fest slated for Saturday

MINERAL WELLS — The eighth annual New Era Kite Fest will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Mineral Wells Elementary School on West Virginia 14 in Mineral Wells. The free festival is sponsored by the New Era School Museum. Previously held over two days, this year’s event will be Saturday ...